The journey to Easter is a special one in the life of First Presbyterian Church. If you haven’t made the journey with us before, here is a bit of what to expect and look forward to.
Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday
At First Pres we manage to squeeze in both with a dramatic telling of the story from Jesus’ entrance to Jerusalem to his death on the cross that involves the entire congregation. This year, we also have potluck following, so make plans to stay and break bread.
We commemorate the institution of the Lord’s Supper (communion) by gathering around the table in the fellowship hall and sharing in a simple supper of fruit and cheese and bread and working toward a deeper understanding of just what it means to be invited to the table by Jesus. 6 p.m.
Described by many as the most moving service of the year, we gather in the sanctuary to remember the last moments of the life of Jesus in a service that ends in complete darkness. We cannot fully experience the joy of Easter unless we go through the pain of Good Friday. 7:30 p.m.
Easter Egg Hunt (Saturday)
For kids elementary school and younger, our Easter Egg hunt is great fun. Pre-schoolers are nicely contained in the courtyard and our elementary kids get to cut loose in the garden area. Our celebration is a nut-free one, so parents of kids with allergies can relax and enjoy and kids never have to give back any candy. There will be a snack and a craft following the hunt. Everyone is welcome. 10 a.m.
Join us for our fifth Annual Bluegrass Easter service. Celebrate the risen Lord outside in our courtyard with joy and laughter and great music. 9 a.m.
For those for whom it is not Easter without the hymns and liturgy you grew up with, join us for for our traditional Easter service. 11 p.m.